Line-up for 2016’s Top of the Pops Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials revealed

The festive Top of the Pops specials are such a wonderful tradition, and I’m so happy they’re back for another year. The line-up is as epic as ever, and the show’s promise to be a special watch.”Fearne Cotton
Date: 24.11.2016     Last updated: 24.11.2016 at 11.30
Pop party TV favourite, Top of the Pops, today announced the line-up for two Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials that will be hitting TV screens this festive period.

The two shows - broadcast on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve - will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates and will celebrate the biggest hits and most successful acts of 2016.

The Christmas special will be an hour-long celebration of all things pop, reviewing 2016’s year in music with a line-up of some of the biggest musical names of the year including Clean Bandit featuring Anne Marie, DNCE, Olly Murs, Skepta, Jonas Blue featuring Dakota, Zara Larsson, Calum Scott, Kungs, James Arthur, Craig David and Louisa Johnson.

Fearne and Reggie will return to the nation’s TV screens on New Year’s Eve to showcase 2016’s greatest hits and brightest chart stars to BBC One audiences.

Artists featuring on the star-spangled New Year’s line-up include Craig David, Dua Lipa, Alan Walker, Nathan Sykes, Anne Marie, Kideko & George Kwali featuring Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie, Clean Bandit featuring Louisa Johnson, Zara Larsson, Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper and Blossoms.

Fearne Cotton says: "The festive Top of the Pops specials are such a wonderful tradition, and I’m so happy they’re back for another year. The line-up is as epic as ever, and the show’s promise to be a special watch.”

Reggie Yates says: "Hosting the annual Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials is one of the highlights of my year - it’s always a pleasure to present the biggest pop party on TV alongside my old friend Fearne."

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Christmas 2016 on BBC Television